What is an odd fact about your locality?

A popular freeway beautification element in Arizona is the bougainvillea, pronounced "bo-gun-vee-ya". https://www.google.com/search?t...nvillea+floweris named after a French ship captain who is not remembered for any other reason. It is thought that a woman actually discovered the plant. She was disguised as a man because women were not allowed on ships in those days, and that is how she became the first woman to sail around the globe.